STM Bags Glove Apple iPad / 9" Tablet Sleeve review


What’s the difference between a glove and a sleeve? Not much, it seems, but if STM wants to call its simple zippered tablet case a “Glove”, who are we to argue? Just know that the STM Glove for iPad tablets is one of the company’s more popular designs – and is, simply put, your basic tablet sleeve.

Editor's Rating 

STM Bags introduced its Glove to the market back in 2010. Since then, it has remained a popular choice for iPad and other users. While this neoprene sleeve remains an OK purchase for those seeking a basic case to carry their tablets, one must wonder if a bit of a redesign isn’t in order to separate this one from the competition.

Firstly, the STM Glove looks decent enough – if as minimalist as most sleeves out there – and comes in a few colors. The water-resistant neoprene material used is notably tough: This bag does an admirable job in protecting from scratches and absolutely will not hold a crease.

The super-soft plush interior lining gives additional protection to the tablet screen, so users need not fear any damage in this area, either. The zipper running at the top of the case are sturdy and the extra rows of stitching (four in all) around the exterior will surely keep the STM Glove together for years.

What’s disconcerting about the Glove to the point of distraction is the inexplicable and quite frankly annoying extra space that the tablet has when encased. While this slipping and sliding surely won’t hurt the tablet, the jiggling effect doesn’t exactly inspire confidence – and it sadly doesn’t truly fit the iPad “like a glove.”


  • Scratch-resistant exterior
    Extra stitching along edges
    Durable zippers and neoprene material

          Overall: GOOD

          The light weight, good craftsmanship and reasonable price make the STM Bags Glove worth a look. As long as the user isn’t seeking too much in terms of extras, this neoprene sleeve is a nice enough solution for just about any 10” tablet.


          • Fits any full-sized Apple iPad
          • Also a good fit for Kindle Fire HD 8.9 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
          • Neoprene design with soft plush lining
          • Like a wetsuit for the iPad or like-sized tablet
          • Smart cover compatible
          • Protects against bumps, dust and scratches
          • Durable YKK zipper lock
          • Internal zipper guard prevents abrasion


                        Tablet 9'' Tablet
                        Style Sleeve
                        Brand STM Bags
                        Price Budget $1 - $39
                        Dimensions 9.6 x .5 x 7.5 in (WDH)
                        Exterior Material Neoprene
                        Closure Zipper
                        Features Smart Cover Compatible


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